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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Harrison County man indicted on firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Wayne Wiles, Jr., of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Wiles, age 31, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Wiles, having previously been convicted of three felonies, is accused of having a 9mm pistol, a .380-caliber pistol, and .243 caliber rifle in January 2018 in Harrison County.

Wiles faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 3, 2018